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- If you’re shooting a formal sit-down interview and the camera is positioned over the left shoulder of the interviewer, where should you place the camera for reverse cutaways?
- Why should you stripe your tapes?
- When you open the Capture panel, you don’t see an image in the video monitor and you can’t control your DV camcorder. What could be going on?
- During the capture process, how do you add extra frames to ensure you have enough footage to do transitions?
- You want to capture a clip for its video plus a portion of that clip for a snippet of natural sound. How do you do that?
- Your closing shot is what viewers take away from your video. You want to do what you can to make it memorable.
- Place the camera behind the interview subject and shoot over his right shoulder.
- Striping your tapes ensures a distinct and uninterrupted timecode.
- This could be one of several things: Your camcorder is not turned on (or if you’re using a battery, it might be in sleep mode); you have it in Camera mode instead of VCR/VTR; or you haven’t inserted your tape.
- Put a number of frames in the Handles option in the Capture section of the Capture panel.
- Simply log that entire clip and then go back and log the audio portion.